#1
hey iam trying to play Hangar 18, mostly the solo's. when i alternate pick, it keeps falling out of my hands, then if i hold the picker more tighter its hard to kind of pick it... any tips on what i can do to improve my picking or just practice more?
#3
try putting your finger onto different spots on the pick, move closer to the tip.
#4
If it's dropping out of your fingers, try using a gripping aid like Gorilla Snot or Blu-Tac ^_^
Only pick with the very tip of the pick, if your sound's becoming undefined because of this, try pointed picks like Dunlop Jazz IIIs
ohai little sig.
#6
Try a different pick. What I do is just take a knife or pair of scissors and scratch it up for grip.
Are you getting a healthy amount of fibre?
#7
I had a similar problem a little while ago. What I did was take a knife and score my pick as to create a more gripping surface. This allows you to hold the pick less tightly but at the same time not lose hold of your pick. I'll see if I can find the article that gave me instructions to do it.
#8
i hate those fender mediums... they break too easily. i like dunlop tortex ones, or like the other user said, try dunlop jazz III's
Sigs are too hard to think up
#9
Well, I used to be terrible at alternate picking, couldn't do it at all, but then I decided to just do ONE simple thing to improve it- Do the scales alternate. After a few months of this I discovered that I was just alternate picking great all he time.
#10
Actually, practice up picking separately from alternate picking and down because you have to work on it too and most guitarists don't think about it.
#11
yeah iam getting the hang of it, ive been at it for 3 days..many hours. i can do most stuff, just need to improve with it on doing solo's as i now know how they get through the notes so fast alternate picking!